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WATCH: New Modern Studies
Patrick Clarke , May 8th, 2018 12:59

With the new Modern Studies album just ten days away, watch the video for 'Disco' below, premiering exclusively with tQ

Photo by Greig Jackson

Modern Studies will release their second album Welcome Strangers on 18 May via Fire Records, and have shared the new video for lavish single 'Disco' ahead of release.

You can watch the clip below, which sets the band's lush and organic pop against visuals that use animation to subtly manipulate meditative live action.

The band's vocalist, organist, pianist and double bassist Emily Scott explains: "'Disco' was filmed by Mario Cruzado, using the iconic Bernat Klein studio building in Selkirk designed by Peter Womersley. Later, animation was added by Cameron Duguid, playing with elements found in the studio’s late Modernist architecture and its decaying carapace.

"The building is in decline, with rust and lime-soaked puddles, algae and mould, warped windows and fallen leaves. Everything appears in stark contrast because of the the snow, which serves to highlight the play of horizontal and vertical lines, the occasional shock of unnatural colour, and the deteriorating surfaces in glass, wood-grained concrete, steel and brick. The film acts as a romantic homage to this beautiful building, where the architecture is the main character, with a glimpse of the band as they shift round it, barely there, as shadows or ghosts."

Modern Studies will play a number of live shows in support of the album throughout the next two months, which are as follows:


25 Happiness Hotel, Leith
27 Café Kino, Bristol
28 The Lexington, London
29 Mediterranea, Stirling
30 Blue Lamp, Aberdeen
31 Glad Café, Glasgow


01 Mackintosh Church, Glasgow (With The Pastels)
23 Rip It Up, Edinburgh